Do You Really Need the World’s Strongest Tape? A Look at Tape Variants and Propertiesby Toby Mason Consultant
Can you imagine securing packages without the use of any type of tape? That is because tape is such an essential and easily available item, that we have become completely used to utilizing it for different tasks. But with tapes, one size does not fit all. Luckily, there is a wide variety of tapes available to accomplish different tasks efficiently.
Transparent tape is more commonly known as scotch tape after the company that introduced it to the world. It also happens to be the most widely used variety of tape on the planet. This is mostly due to its mass production and easy availability. The uses of this type of tape include, repairing damaged paper items, sealing envelopes, holding light weight objects in place until they can be properly repaired, to hold address labels, etc.
· Packaging Tapes
Packaging tapes are the second most used type of tapes. These tapes are designed to be a little sturdier as they are mostly used to hold together heavy packages for a long haul.
· Vinyl Tapes
Vinyl tapes (also called PVC tapes and electrical tapes) are mostly used to cover open electrical wires or other electrical items to stop prevent them from releasing shocks. Vinyl tapes are widely used by electricians, but they are also popular in most households as they can be easily used to cover exposed or torn wires till they can be properly taken care of.
· Printed Tapes
Printed tapes serve dual purposes. Firstly, they are strong enough to hold packages very securely. Second, they are printed with warnings such as “fragile”, “handle with care”, “glass”, etc. which gives the handler/transporter of the package a hint about the content within and how to go about handling it.
· Specialist Tapes
This tape is most known for its versatility and strength, being made of multiple layers. The front of the tape has a plastic coated fabric with a very strong adhesive on its inner layer. This tape is popular for providing added security while being very easy to tear by hand.
Masking tapes are often used to cover areas or surfaces that you wish to cover during painting. It is made of a very strong paper material, which ensures sturdiness as well as flexibility.
Now that you know about different types of tapes, you can go ahead and use the right tape for the right task.
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